Brighten up your Winter with a Colorful Crochet Blanket!

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My Crochet Fantasy Blanket is a quick, warm and cozy lapghan that is super easy to make. I made this project as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge. Hobbii Yarn invited me to participate in this challenge and provided the yarn for this project.

The challenge was to find and use a yarn that was bright and colorful to counter the gloomy, darkness of the winter months. We were encouraged to find a yarn that did not include any dark colors like grey, or dark blue, or black; only bright and happy colors.

I personally gravitate toward neutral palettes or grey/black and white for items that I wear, or make for my home. I wasn’t sure how I would like my finished project that avoided all of my favorite color options but I’m happy to report – I love my Fantasy Blanket and the yarn I chose to make it with.

I narrowed my yarn choices down to Kaleidoscope (Fantasy Jumbo yarn) and Sunset (Hobbii Glitter Delight Bulky yarn). I loved the Sunset but wanted to try more color for this project so I chose Kaleidoscope and I love how the finished project turned out. It really is a cheerful looking blanket! Plus it is so cozy to snuggle under during the cold, dark winter days.

I have written the pattern in an Adult Lapghan Size and included directions to make the blanket in 8 additional sizes. The blanket pattern features the Griddle Stitch (also known as the Lemon Peel Stitch).

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Who says winter has to be gloomy? Add a dash of color to your winter with my 'Crochet Fantasy Blanket'. 🎨 Made as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, it's the pitch-perfect antidote to the winter blues. Plus, the free pattern comes in 9 adaptable sizes! So, who's ready to crochet their way to a bright and cheer-filled winter? ❄️🧣#hobbiinoshadesofgrey #hobbiifantasyjumbo #sponsored @hobbi_yarn

The Yarn

  • Hobbii Fantasy Jumbo
  • Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]
  • 7 oz (200 g) and 262 yds (240 m)
  • 100% Acrylic Yarn
  • Machine wash 30°C (86°F). Do not iron. Low tumble dry or dry flat.
  • Recommended crochet hook size 8 mm (L)
  • The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 1976-294). Find more information about the certification at https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/

This yarn is beautiful to work with, soft and airy and the yarn colors are mixed in with each other making the color transitions flow in a very pleasing way! The finished blanket is something you will enjoy snuggling up under for it’s warmth. The weight of the yarn is Super Bulky but the blanket doesn’t feel heavy.

You can see all the pretty color variations available here. There are currently 15 options to choose from.

Who says winter has to be gloomy? Add a dash of color to your winter with my 'Crochet Fantasy Blanket'. 🎨 Made as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, it's the pitch-perfect antidote to the winter blues. Plus, the free pattern comes in 9 adaptable sizes! So, who's ready to crochet their way to a bright and cheer-filled winter? ❄️🧣#hobbiinoshadesofgrey #hobbiifantasyjumbo #sponsored @hobbi_yarn

Warm and Cozy Fantasy Blanket Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Hobbii. Fantasy Jumbo. 7 oz (200 g) and 262 yds (240 m). 100% Acrylic Yarn. Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]. Machine wash 30°C (86°F). Do not iron. Low tumble dry or dry flat.
  • Color: 4 balls (Kaleidoscope 01)
  • Crochet Hook: 8 mm (L)
  • Finished Project: Throw Blanket:  26.8 oz (766 g) and 1003 yds (919 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Adult Lapghan Large width approximately 50 inches X 42 inches length.
  • To make a blanket using the same yarn and hook as I did for this pattern (or by reaching the same gauge as I reached) please see the chart below.
Blanket SizeWidth/Length (inches)Starting ChainRows WorkYardageBalls Needed
Square Receiving Blanket40X4080757643
Rectangular Receiving Blanket32X4064756112
Swaddle Blanket48X48969111004
Toddler Throw Blanket42X4884919634
Child Throw Blanket42X52849910434
Teen Throw Blanket32X666412710094
Adult Throw Blanket37X5074958843
Adult Lapghan50X421007910034
Adult XL Throw Blanket52X6010211514906

Gauge

  • Approximately 2 sts per 1 inch and 2 rows per 1 inch worked in stitch pattern 

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat 
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple of 2 + 1, plus 1 for the turning chain
  • Reversible
  • Ch 1 to turn does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it.
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • The pattern is written to make a 50 inches X 42 inches lapghan. To make another size use the information provided in the Finished Sizes Section above.
  • For the other sizes, substitute the number of chain stitches provided in the chart and follow the pattern as written until R12. 
  • If you’d like to make your blanket using the Griddle Stitch without adding the 4 rows using the Double Crochet 2 Together Stitches you can. Simply work your pattern repeat of R2 and R3 for the entire project instead, adding 8 extra rows to replace the 4 rows of dc2tog stitches. This can be done for any of the sizes.
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Who says winter has to be gloomy? Add a dash of color to your winter with my 'Crochet Fantasy Blanket'. 🎨 Made as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, it's the pitch-perfect antidote to the winter blues. Plus, the free pattern comes in 9 adaptable sizes! So, who's ready to crochet their way to a bright and cheer-filled winter? ❄️🧣#hobbiinoshadesofgrey #hobbiifantasyjumbo #sponsored @hobbi_yarn

Crochet Fantasy Blanket Pattern

This project is crocheted widthwise in rows.

Using your 8 mm (L) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 100, sk the first ch. *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch. 1 sc in the last ch, turn. [50 sc, 49 dc]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across, turn. [49 sc, 50 dc]

R3: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st. *1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across, turn. [50 sc, 49 dc]

R4-R6: Rep R2, R3, R2

R7: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1). *Dc2tog, ch 1**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Dc2tog, turn. [ 1 dc, 49 dc2tog, 49 ch1sp]

R8: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc2tog. *1 dc in the ch1sp, 1 sc in the next dc2tog**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. 1 dc in the last ch1sp, 1 sc in the last dc, turn. [50 sc, 49 dc]

R9-R10: Rep R2, R3

R11: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1). *Dc2tog, ch 1**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Dc2tog, turn. [ 1 dc, 49 dc2tog, 49 ch1sp]

R12-R68 (repeat rows): Rep R3 and R2

R69: Rep R8

R70-R72: Rep R3, R2, R3

R73: Rep R10

R74-R79: Rep R3 and R2

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing:

  • Finish off and weave in ends.

How To Crochet The Other Blanket Sizes

Blanket SizeWidth/Length (inches)Starting ChainRows WorkYardageBalls Needed
Square Receiving Blanket40X4080757643
Rectangular Receiving Blanket32X4064756112
Swaddle Blanket48X48969111004
Toddler Throw Blanket42X4884919634
Child Throw Blanket42X52849910434
Teen Throw Blanket32X666412710094
Adult Throw Blanket37X5074958843
Adult Lapghan50X421007910034
Adult XL Throw Blanket52X6010211514906
  1. Choose the size you want to make from the chart above.
  2. Substitute the number of chains listed for your chosen size in the pattern.
  3. Work the pattern as written to the end of R11.
  4. Work the repeat rows based on the blanket size in the chart below. Example: Size 40 inches X 40 inches work R12-R64. 
  5. Once you have completed the number of rows proceed to R69 in the pattern. 
  6. Follow the pattern from R69 to the end as written.

TIP – if you want make to make your blanket using just the griddle stitch you can! Work the pattern as written for R1-R3, then work repeats of R2 and R3 until you have reached the total number of rows listed in the chart above. Then add an additional 8 rows to reach your chosen blanket size. The extra 8 rows replaces the 4 dc2tog stitch rows.

Repeat Rows by Pattern Size

Width (inches)Length (inches)Work R12 to Row
4040R64
3240R64
4848R80
4248R80
4252R88
3266R116
3750R84
5042R68
5260R104

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Add your project page for your Fantasy Blanket on Ravelry here

Who says winter has to be gloomy? Add a dash of color to your winter with my 'Crochet Fantasy Blanket'. 🎨 Made as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, it's the pitch-perfect antidote to the winter blues. Plus, the free pattern comes in 9 adaptable sizes! So, who's ready to crochet their way to a bright and cheer-filled winter? ❄️🧣#hobbiinoshadesofgrey #hobbiifantasyjumbo #sponsored @hobbi_yarn

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Who says winter has to be gloomy? Add a dash of color to your winter with my ‘Crochet Fantasy Blanket’. 🎨 Made as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, it’s the pitch-perfect antidote to the winter blues. Plus, the free pattern comes in 9 adaptable sizes! So, who’s ready to crochet their way to a bright and cheer-filled winter? ❄️🧣

Beat the winter chill with a splash of vibrant color! 🌈 Presenting my Crochet Fantasy Blanket, made as a vibrant beacon in the dark winter months. Super easy to create, warm and comfy, this lapghan is a result of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge. Looking forward to seeing your color-filled creations! 🧶 #crochet #lapghan #colorful

Embrace the delightful blend of warmth and color with my Crochet Fantasy Blanket! Crafted as part of the #HobbiiNoShadesofGrey challenge, this bright and cheery lapghan is sure to beat your winter blues. This project doesn’t merely offer a cozy blanket, but a free pattern featuring the Griddle Stitch that’s adaptable to 9 different sizes. Wrap yourself in colorful warmth and master the art of crochet with effortless ease.

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